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How to Pack a Suitcase with These Five Simple Tips

Jan
22
2018

Learn how to maximize your space when it comes time to pack a suitcase.

 

Packing a suitcase doesn’t have to be a dreadful task. There is an art form on how to pack a suitcase, which involves planning and practice. You want to be ready for every scenario, especially when traveling to a place you have never been to before! However, that doesn’t mean you want to over pack and pay extra for an overweight bag at the counter when checking in to your flight. Following these five steps to help you pack a suitcase in a stress-free manner.

 

Consolidate

The more you want to bring, the more you have to pack, which will leave less time for a relaxing and fun vacation. This rule can be applied regardless of the length of your trip. It happens to the best of us: you return from a trip only to realize you wore less than half of the clothing you packed. The best way to avoid this dilemma is to look for clothes that work well together in different combinations. Packing light doesn’t mean you have to have the same outfit in all of your vacation pics!

 

Stay Organized

Staying organized is vital in speedy efficient packing! How can you keep your organization game strong when it comes to packing? Try out some packing cubes inside your bag. They are zippable containers they keep everything in its place. If that seems too complicated for you, you can also use handy dandy zip lock bags to separate outfits, accessories, and more, in a way that won’t take up time or space.

 

Keep Tangle-Free

Technology is a huge part of our everyday routine, so it’s typical to have to pack headphones and a few different chargers when it comes time to pack a suitcase. Nothing is worse than spending a good 30 minutes untangling your headphones from your chargers. Stop wasting time untangling or looking all over your hotel room for your chargers and invest in a cord organizer. We’ve also heard the suggestion of using empty eyeglasses case to store your chargers – but only if it fits.

 

Save Space

We are lucky that most suitcases have that nifty bag expanding zipper…but don’t reach for it while packing! The following things happen when you travel:

1. You never take the time to fold clothes neatly back into your luggage after wearing them.
2. You buy, or acquire, extra stuff. Make sure the suitcase you plan on using has extra room because you will most likely use it! If this step proves to be difficult, please refer to our exhibit 1 and start over.

 

Pack Last

Whether you’re heading to your destination or returning back home, it’s most efficient not to pack before you get ready for the day. Resist the temptation to pack ahead of time to avoid having to tear apart your perfectly packed suitcase while looking for something. You will be amazed at how much time and effort you save yourself by simply following this step.

 

These tips help you pack a suitcase in a timely manner, allowing you to make the most of your traveling and adventures!


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